Did you finally buy that top-end office chair only to find out that your neck and back still hurt during the day?
High end office chairs often come equipped with contoured lumbar support which is fine, but truth be told; the best lumbar support comes from you supporting yourself with your own muscles.
The quickest way to stop hurting yourself at work is to lift your chest, slightly tuck your chin back and gently feel the muscles of the low back lifting the pressure up off your sit bones.
Standing is better than sitting – however bad standing can still result in many of the problems found with sitting. Your muscles are designed to lift the pressure off of more delicate structures such as joints and cartilage. Your muscles can help protect your delicate joints but only if you use consciously use them.